Rights lost in translation? Fact-insensitive laws, the Human Rights Act and the United Kingdom's ban on political advertising

Lewis, T. ORCID: 0000-0002-3948-9961, 2007. Rights lost in translation? Fact-insensitive laws, the Human Rights Act and the United Kingdom's ban on political advertising. European Human Rights Law Review, 6, pp. 663-678.

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Abstract

This article explores the issue of blanket legal prohibitions and how these sit with proportionality under the ECHR and the HRA as interpreted by the European Court of Human Rights and English courts. The author first looks at Strasbourg case law and factors examined by the European Court in deciding whether a fact-insensitive law is proportionate. He then considers the domestic decision of R. (on the application of Animal Defenders International) v Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport and finally analyses the difficulties this approach raises in giving effect to Convention rights under the mechanisms of the HRA.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: European Human Rights Law Review
Creators: Lewis, T.
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell/Thomson Reuters
Date: 2007
Volume: 6
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Law School
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 11:03
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:47
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/21987

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